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Definitions of promontory

  1. a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A high cape; a point of land jutting into the sea; a headland. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A headland or high cape. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A headland; high cape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A high point of land extending into the sea; a headland. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea; a headland. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for promontory

  1. The idea that she might be a mere spirit of the woods, sometimes returned upon him with double force; nay, amid the howling waves and storm, the groaning of trees, and the wild commotion of the once- peaceful spot, he might have fancied the whole promontory its hut and its inhabitants, to be a delusion of magic, but that he still heard in the distance the Fisherman's piteous cries of " Undine!" – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  2. By the time he crossed the promontory he even felt relieved at the outcome. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
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